Gardner-Webb 4, Charleston Southern 2

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. — Charleston Southern took an early lead on Gardner-Webb, but failed to hold it late, dropping game two of the Big South series.

CSU (11-19, 3-5) will try to salvage the final game of the series today at 2 p.m.

The Buccaneers out-hit the home-standing Bulldogs, 12-7, but left seven runners on base. Centerfielder Bobby Ison, first baseman Robbie Streett, catcher Drew Woodall and shortstop Alex Tomasovich each tallied two hits for CSU. Woodall had the team’s lone run batted in.

CSU starter Tory Schroff took the loss, falling to 4-2 on the season. The junior left-hander allowed three earned runs on six hits while striking out a career-high nine batters.

Things looked good early for CSU as John Faircloth, Streett and Chase Shelton opened the second inning with singles. Woodall followed with an RBI single to left, and Streett scored on Chase Austin’s double play ground out.

CSU AB R H BI G-W AB R H BI

Hickey 2b 5 0 1 0 Nazzaro cf 3 0 0 1

Ison cf 4 0 2 0 Rundio 3b 4 0 0 0

Tmsovich ss 4 0 2 0 Jackson rf 4 1 2 0

Hagmn dh 4 0 1 0 Coleman dh 2 2 1 1 Faircloth lf 4 1 1 0 Collins 1b 2 0 1 1

Streett 1b 4 1 2 0 Smith c 2 0 0 0

Shelton rf 4 0 1 0 Tiller ph 1 0 1 1

Woodall c 4 0 2 1 Harris c 1 0 1 0

Austin 3b 3 0 0 0 Johnson 2b 3 1 1 0

Sustar 3b 1 0 0 0 Yelverton lf 2 0 0 0

Hodge ss 1 0 0 0

Totals 37 2 12 1 Totals 25 4 7 4

Chas. Southern 020 000 000 —2

Gardner-Webb 010 002 10x —4

E—Schroff, Rundio. DP—CSU 1, GW 2. LOB—CSU 8, GW 6. 2B—Jackson, Tiller. SH— Yelverton, Hodge. HR—Coleman. SB—Ison, Hodge. SF— Nazzaro. CS— Streett, Qualkinbush.

CSU IP H R ER BB SO

Schroff 7 6 4 3 2 9

Dyson 2/3 1 0 0 2 0

Weekley 1/3 0 0 0 0 0 Gardner-Webb

Barnett 62/3 10 2 2 0 4

Scarborough 21/3 2 0 0 0 2

HBP—Collins, Hodge. T— 2:07. A—375.